You hear a lot about how accidents can lead to serious injury and how you should be compensated for your injuries if the accident is caused by negligence. In some cases, the inured party might not even be aware of how serious their injuries are. When some people hear the term serious injury, they think of being near death, broken bones and other horrible injuries. However, a lot of personal injury victims do not suffer broken bones or injuries that are immediately recognizable as serious.
Whiplash is a serious problem for people who are victims of car accidents. Whiplash happens when the soft tissue in your neck and back is damaged as the head is ‘whipped' back and forth, usually when a vehicle is hit or hits another vehicle. Once this tissue is damaged, you could be facing a lifetime of neck and back pain. Other common injuries in car wrecks include damage to vertebrae in the back that can result in pain and pinched nerves all over the body.
Slip and fall injuries can be similar to car wreck injuries, as you might not realize right away how injured you are. Falls can not only lead to broken hips and legs, but they can also cause internal injury to the back, spine, neck or legs. These injuries are serious because they will affect your ability to do everyday tasks and may require you to routinely see a chiropractor or specialist.
After an accident, the body can go into shock and you might be unaware that you are injured at all. Just because you do not seek medical attention immediately following an accident does not mean you do not have the right to compensation. An injury to the spine or soft tissue damage can be permanent and will leave you with pain and discomfort for your entire life. If you were involved in an accident due to a negligent driver or inattentive retail store and you are experiencing pain or numbness, call The Berry Law Group for a free consultation.